KARACHI - Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh administered oath to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf central leader Imran Ismail as the 33rd governor of the province at a ceremony held at the Governor House Monday.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and cabinet members as well as lawmakers of PTI, MQM-P and GDA were present on the occasion.
Prime Minister Imran Khan nominated Imran Ismail as the Sindh governor after the resignation of Muhammad Zubair consequent upon the PTI’s victory in general elections 2018. However, formal announcement of Imran Ismail’s nomination as the Sindh governor was made on August 11. Imran Ismail thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan over his nomination and vowed to play his role as a bridge between federal and provincial governments for the betterment of the people of the province.
Imran Ismail who is one of the founding members of the PTI was born on January 1, 1996, in Karachi. He won PS-111, Karachi South-V seat, in the general elections 2018.
He resigned from his provincial assembly seat Monday and his resignation was submitted by PTI MPA Khurram Sher Zaman to the provincial secretariat.
Talking to media persons, Zaman hoped the newly appointed governor would protect the interests of the province and try to solve its problems.
“Ismail would play his role as a bridge between the federal and provincial governments in settling the issues,” he hoped. He said PTI would win the seats vacated by Imran Ismail and Arif Alvi, adding the party candidates for the seats would be announced soon.
Meanwhile, the Governor House spokesperson said Ismail is scheduled to visit the Quaid’s mausoleum Tuesday (today) to pay homage to him.